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Pittsburgh PA Replacing Dirty Attic Insulation

Pittsburgh PA Replacing Dirty Attic Insulation

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This Pittsburgh, PA home owner had a dust problem in her home along with cold rooms and high energy bills. Insufficient insulation allows dust to seep into your home from many different places. Home Environment Solutions removed all of this home owners old dirty insulation and air sealed all there air penetration points.  Air sealing is as important as the insulation itself.  This is what separates Home Environment Solutions from its competitors. Are competitors blow on top of old insulation.  After the air sealing was completed we blew 17" of Tru-Soft Cellulose insulation into this home owners attic.  

No more dust problems, no more cold rooms, and no more high energy bills.  Home Environment Solutions Creating Healthy, Comfortable, Efficient Homes! 

Pittsburgh PA Crawl Space Encapsulation

Pittsburgh PA Crawl Space Encapsulation

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This Pittsburgh, PA customer was experiencing cold and drafty rooms directly above his crawl space.  His fiberglass bats had soaked up moisture and were failing to adequately insulate his home. Our production team closed this customers crawlspace vents, insulated, and encapsulated using our SilverGlo insulation board and CleanSpace liner.  

Pittsburgh PA Air Sealing and Cellulose Dense Packing a cellar ceiling

Pittsburgh PA Air Sealing and Cellulose Dense Packing a cellar ceiling

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This Pittsburgh, PA customer was experiencing a cold floor and musty odors in the room directly above his cellar. Our production team used sheets of particle board, spray foam insulation, and dense packing of cellulose insulation to fix this problem. 

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Home Energy Saving Services You Can Trust in Pittsburgh, PA 

Home Environment Solutions provides expert insulation, mold removal, and air sealing services to homeowners in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. We offer our customers only the highest quality insulation products and solutions to maximize the efficiency of your home and keep your energy bills down. In addition to insulation, we service all your mold remediation and removal needs, and much more.

For over 20 years, Home Environment Solutions has been Pittsburgh’s home insulation, mold, and energy savings experts. We are fully certified and bring you the best service at a reasonable price. We strive to maintain the highest standards of professionalism and customer service and ensure that your home stays comfortable and dry all year round.

Pittsburgh, PA's Trusted Insulation Solutions Contractor 

When it comes to creating a more comfortable environment in your home, turn to the home insulation specialist at Home Environment Solutions for all your needs. With more than 20 years of experience, you can trust that we will do the job right the first time.  

We offer a wide variety of home insulation services based on the area of your home that is in need of improvement. We can insulate any and all parts of your home to ensure that your home's overall comfort increases while helping your energy bills go down.  At Home Environment Solutions we understand that there is no one size fits all solution when it comes to insulation, so because of this, we use many types of insulation. We use such insulation products such as blown in, cellulose, rigid foam, and much more. We insulate all areas of the home including the attic,  

Insulation Services We Offer in Pittsburgh, PA 

  • Attic Insulation 
  • Blown In Insulation 
  • Cellulose Insulation 
  • Basement Insulation 
  • Rigid Foam Insulation
  • Air Duct Sealing 
  • and Much More!

Comprehensive Home Energy Audits

At Home Environment Solutions, we not only test and investigate your home's energy hogs, but we will discuss and prioritize the proper repairs. You'll know which ones will save you the most energy and why. This will also help direct you in making the best decision for you and your family. What separates us from other contractors in the industry is that we not only thoroughly investigate your home, but we will go over the results and better educate you as to why the issues we discovered should be addressed, as well as why we recommend the work we do. 

Contact us to start saving energy today!

Mold Removal & Remediation Contractor 

As Pittsburgh, PA's mold removal and remediation expert, we thoroughly test and inspect for any and all signs of mold in your home.  Mold is very harmful to not only your home, but your health as well, so because of this, we make sure all mold issues are fixed and your home's air quality is perfect.  If you are experiencing any mold related issues in your home, contact us today to get started with our proven mold remediation services.

Job Stories From Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh PA Crawlspace Help

Emily wanted to buy an existing home but the inspector found some mold in the crawlspace.  She loved the home and wanted to put an offer on it, but was concerned about her sensitivity to mold.  Her realtor spoke with the seller and worked out a plan to get the needs of the buyer met.  Realtor Aimee called to have us come out and give an estimate on the crawlspace.

When specialist Mark went to evaluate the home he noticed the back yard was a hillside sloping toward the home causing the crawlspace to get quite a bit of water during hard rains.  He suggested to install a sump pump, remove the mold, and encapsulate the crawlslpace with CleanSpace.  

The buyer and seller were both happy with the results of the work that was done. 

 

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Pittsburgh, PA / Neville Island Crawlspace and Sump Pump!

The owner Jill A. called us after being referred by a friend. She said that the room addition was her master bedroom was up to fifteen degrees colder in the winter and significantly warmer in the summer.

Certified Comfort and Energy Specialist Mark O evaluated the home.  He discovered poor attic insulation and a vented crawlspace below the room addition to be the problem. During Marks inspection he also discovered some wood rot and very high humidity in the wet crawlspace. Mark had solutions to resolve Jills uncomfort.

Foreman Mike Y, installers Craig C. and Jeff W. installed a perimeter drain system (SmartPipe) and a SmartSump sump pump system and a Zoeller sump pump and CleanSpace Drainage Matting to first deal with the water intrusion into the crawlspace area.  Next TerraBlock crawlspace floor insulation was installed to create a thermal barrier. Finally SilverGlo insulation was installed on the walls followed by CleanSpace Liner.

Next the team air sealed the attic and properly insulated with cellulose insulation to an average of R60 for optimum results. 

Jill reported that she felt this was the best money shes ever spent and her room was the same temperature as the remainder of the home.  Jill is now using her dry crawlspace for extra storage.

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Pittsburgh PA Traditional attic whole house fan

Al and Cynthia have been in their home for 20+ years and had the insulation done about 15-20 years ago.  The bills are not too bad but he knew the insulation could be better.

 

Russell, our Home Comfort Specialist, met with Al and Cynthia at their home.  Al said that he feels that the insulation could be better and he wanted to find out what it would cost to have the insulation done properly.  They really weren’t having many comfort issues, he just wanted to see if he could get the bills to be a little lower. One of the first issues Russell found was the whole house fan, which is a huge source of heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer.  The attic had approximately 4” of dirty old fiberglass and the attic was not air sealed. Russell provided Al and Cynthia with a proposal to address the issues in their home.

 

 The production team of Zack, Cameron and Brandon arrived and set up protective coverings and began working.  The team removed all the old fiberglass and began air sealing the attic floor. The team built an air sealed insulated cover for the whole house fan and also built a storage deck.  The team insulated the attic to an R-60 (17” TruSoft Cellulose) Finally the attic scuttle was insulated with 4” SilverGlo Insulation board and weather stripping was placed around the opening.

 

They were very pleased with the team and the work that was completed on their home.

 

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Pittsburgh PA Traditional Attic

 Bob has been in his home for 15+ years and has been putting up with an uncomfortable home.  He said that the insulation is dust and his walls and closets are cold. He also said that he is getting condensation at the top of his walls and it is starting to turn black.

 

Russell, our Home Comfort Specialist, met with Bob at his home.  Russell listened to Bob’s concerns and issues with his home. He then did a full home evaluation and climbed into the attic to get a better idea of what is going on in this home.  Russell determined that the home was under insulated and contained fiberglass bats. The attic was not air sealed. The other item that was discovered were water marks on the insulation.. This indicates the presence of condensation in the attic.  The main building principle in a home is called stack effect. In the winter, as hot air rises it makes its way into the attic. Relative humidity increases 2.2% for every degree that the temperature goes down. So when 70 degree air hits 30 degree sheathing, that is a 40 degree temperature drop.  So the relative humidity in the attic is now 88% and the result is condensation on the sheathing. On really cold days, that moisture would at first appear on the nail tips in the form of frost. As the day begins to warm up, drip, drip, drip leaving drip marks on the insulation. If this continues for an extended period of time, mold will eventually  grow on the sheathing. Russell prepared a proposal explaining the issues and how we fix those issues. Russell used his attic photos and a thermal camera to explain the issues to Bob. Bob understood the issues and how Home Environment Solutions were going to correct these issues.

 

The production team of Zack, Cameron and Brandon arrived at the home.  Each day our production team meets with the customer to explain what they will be accomplishing throughout the day.  We like to keep our customers informed. The team removed the existing fiberglass insulation and began air sealing the attic floor.  The team air sealed the kitchen bulkheads and built an air sealed insulated whole house fan cover. The team insulated the attic to R-60.

 

Bob was very pleased with the work and the change to his home.

 

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Pittsburgh PA Cape Cod attic

David had a home energy audit performed by CCI, Pittsburgh Pa.  CCI provided David with a detailed report for the inspection of his home.  CCI also recommended Home Environment Solutions to David to complete the work.  

 

Russell, our Home Comfort Specialist, met with David and went over the CCi report and also completed his own home evaluation.  Russell met David's needs for home comfort and energy efficiency. Russell agreed with most of CCI's recommendations and provided David with a proposal.

 

The production crew of Zack, Cameron and Brandon arrived at the home and set up tarps to protect the home.  The crew air sealed and insulated the knee wall spaces, dense packed the cathedral ceiling and air sealed and insulated the top of the home.  The crew also spray foamed the rim joist in the basement. The crew also attached weather stripping along the exterior doors of the home as requested by David.

 

The crew did a wonderful job at David’s home and met his needs as assessed by CCI and Russell.  A great job!

 

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Pittsburgh PA Traditional attic

Patrick and Cathy had recently moved to the Pittsburgh area about 1 year ago.  They had noticed a temperature difference as they walked up their steps to the second floor. They said the temperature difference was 6-8 degree difference.  They were not happy with this difference and wanted to find out if this could be fixed.  Upon reading our reviews, Patrick decided to contact Home Environment Solutions.

 

Russell, our Home Comfort Specialist, met with Patrick and Cathy at their home.  Russell asked several questions (to determine what they wanted to accomplish) and did a walk through of the home.  Russell did a more indepth inspection using a thermal camera and entered the attic to evaluate the existing insulation.  The inspection revealed that the attic had some blown in fiberglass and some fiberglass bats.  Russell also found that the attic floor was not air sealed which was allowing heat to entered into the attic.  When heat enters the attic and hits a cold roof, it causes condensation and on a really cold day, frost will form on the tips of the nails.  The evidence of this happening is the drip marks (water marks) on the insulation and the plywood decking.  Following Russell's inspection, he prepared a formal proposal presented it to Patrick and Cathy.  They decided to move forward immediately.

 

The production crew (Cameron, Zack and Derek) arrived at their home and began tarping the area to protect the customer's home.  The crew removed the fiberglass insulation with a truck mounted vacuum.  Any fiberglass bats were bagged up in the attic and removed from the property.  They also air sealed the attic floor and built an insulated storage deck.  The crew re-insulated the attic with TruSoft Cellulose R-60 (17").  

 

Patrick and Cathy were extremely satisfied with the crew and the work completed at their home.

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Pittsburgh PA Cold Kitchen Floors and Uneven Temperatures

Justin found us at the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show and couldnt wait to talk to us. He had a few issues that he brought to our attention; cold floors in his kitchen (above the crawlspace) and a broken pipe in the crawlspace which had a dirt floor.  His colonial home was built in 1935 and he said he had a hard time heating and cooling the upstairs area and his furnace and air conditioner ran non stop.

Russ, the Home Environment Solutions representative went to Justin's home to evaluate the situation  He explained to the homeowner the reason for the uneven temperatures in his home was because he had an R19 value of fiberglass in his attic and there were gaps in the floor causing the air to leak out.  Justin decided to schedule our production team, Zach, Cameron, and JJ to come out and resolve all of his issues. 

The team started with the attic and removed all of the old fiberglass and air sealed all penetrations in the attic floor.  They insulated with TruSoft blown in cellulose to an average of R60, installed a dam around the scuttle hole and and insulated using SilverGlo, weather stripping and OSB.  To finalize the attic, we installed a TruSoft baffle system which meets EnergyStar requirements.  Zach, Cam and JJ then started workin on the crawlspace and air sealed and insulate the rim joist with spray foam.  The encapsulated the dirt floor with CleanSpace and attached it to the SilverGlo insulation board that was installed on all of the exterior walls.

The homeowner was excited about the difference he noticed in his home in a matter of 24 hours.  He said for the first time since living there, he and his wife were able to walk across the kitchen floor without socks or slippers.  He was also impressed that he no longer had a drastic change in temperature from his downstairs to upstairs.  It was the same throughout.

Pittsburgh PA/Squirrel Hill - Musty Smell Coming From a Dirty Crawl Space

This Squirrel Hill home had a crawl space beneath the main living area. Crawl spaces are areas of limited height under the floor that allow access to plumbing and electric. Outdated building codes still permit crawl spaces to be vented and dirt floored. We know from science and experience that vented, dirt floored crawl spaces can pose many hazards, including structural and health.

Without a vapor barrier in crawl spaces, moisture seeps from the earth and it cools, condenses, and condensates. This is the recipe for mold and rot which can lead to expensive structural damage. The same moisture is also wicked up by fiberglass bat insulation that is commonly used in crawl spaces. When these bats soak up moisture, the force of gravity causes them to sag and fall, failing to insulate your home adequately. Faulty insulation means cold drafty rooms and high energy bills. Mold growth can also cause unpleasant odors in your home and poses a serious health risk.

HES removed debris from this home owner’s crawlspace and installed a vapor barrier using CleanSpace lining. This barrier prevents any ground moisture from entering the crawl space. After installing the liner the vents to the crawlspace were closed to keep the cold outside air from getting in. Next we insulated the walls of the crawl space using SilverGlo Wall Insulation. With the vents closed and the walls insulated, the crawl space is now conditioned area, where before it was hot and cold depending on the weather outside.

This Encapsulated System will improve this home owner’s quality of life. No more damp, cold and drafty rooms. No more musty odors and mold contamination. No more creepy crawly critters under your floor, just clean conditioned space. This system adds value to your home, can improve the life of your HVAC system, provide additional home environment comfort, and of course, provide a clean storage space.

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Pittsburgh PA Birds In Attic

People and animals share the same space but sometimes, birds take that space sharing to mean they can shelter inside your attic. This Pittsburgh home owner had just that, birds in her attic.  Birds in your attic can pose health problems from diseases carried by the bird or its droppings. Bird nesting can block attic ventilation and cause ice damming.  

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Work Requests From Pittsburgh, PA
Vicinity of Pineview Dr in Pittsburgh
Lower cost of heating
Vicinity of Outlook Dr in Pittsburgh
I need to have the walls of our bedroom insulated.
Vicinity of Kenilworth Drive in Pittsburgh
Need to beef up attic insulation.
Vicinity of Mccandless Avenue in Pittsburgh
I have an attic that I have been working on. Part is a loft that is insulated with fiberglass and cellulose. Part is a cathedral ceiling that needs to be reinsulated. I would like to use dense-pack cellulose blown behind netting or a membrane. Is that something you do?
Vicinity of Charlotte Drive in Pittsburgh
Need 3 bedrooms insulated
Vicinity of Pinetree Drive in Pittsburgh
We had a few mice in the attic, and we want to remove and replace the blown insulation that was in there. Is this something you could help with? We're interested in a quote. 924 square feet.
Vicinity of Blossom Road in Pittsburgh
Mold in basement and garage. Just bought house but previous owner denied mold issues
Vicinity of CLAIR DRIVE in Pittsburgh
Mold in basement
Vicinity of Florida Avenue in Pittsburgh
We have a 3 story 1700sq ft home with unfinished basement, boiler heat, located in Mt lebanon PA. Do you service our area? How much is your fee for an energy audit and what does it include? Best way to contact is email. Thanks, Lucas
Vicinity of Bonvue St in Pittsburgh
Heat loss
Vicinity of Stotler RD in Pittsburgh
Would like to have basement insulated
Vicinity of Pinecrest Dr in Pittsburgh
Keeping the house cooler in summer
Vicinity of Morrison Drive in Pittsburgh
I'd like to get an estimate to insulate my attic and separately to insulate my basement floor/ceiling assembly.
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I manage an apartment building and we have some major noise issues. We are looking on ways to improve the sound problems in the building. There are several causes. Please contact me so I can get a quote Thank you Kristin
Vicinity of Pleasantvue Cir in Pittsburgh
We need new insulation in our attic possibly? And new plywood/subfloor in attic for storage
Vicinity of Maxwell Dr in Pittsburgh
Insulation of 2nd Floor overhang
Vicinity of New Haven Ave in Pittsburgh
My home is cold.
Vicinity of McLean Pl in Pittsburgh
I had a water damage that required us to take out the mineral wool (yellow) insulation in our crawl space. I'd like this to be fixed. This is about a 30m crown of 30 cm at the top of the concrete basement/crawl space wall, right under the ceiling. The house is a 7 year old town house in the Summerset at Frick development, built by Montgomery & Rust.
Vicinity of Ward St in Pittsburgh
We would like to get a free quote of our condo air sealing. Thank you
Vicinity of Collins Rd in Pittsburgh
One ot the rooms is extremely cold in the winter and can not be heated efficiently. We are looking for a way to add insulstion.
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15201, 15202, 15203, 15204, 15205, 15206, 15207, 15208, 15209, 15210, 15211, 15212, 15213, 15214, 15215, 15216, 15217, 15218, 15219, 15220, 15221, 15222, 15223, 15224, 15225, 15226, 15227, 15228, 15229, 15230, 15231, 15232, 15233, 15234, 15235, 15236, 15237, 15238, 15239, 15240, 15241, 15242, 15243, 15244, 15250, 15251, 15252, 15253, 15254, 15255, 15257, 15258, 15259, 15260, 15261, 15262, 15264, 15265, 15267, 15268, 15270, 15272, 15274, 15275, 15276, 15277, 15278, 15279, 15281, 15282, 15283, 15286, 15289, 15290, 15295

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